Grey Projects


Repel Revel: In Conversation with Jerome Kugan

Jerome Kugan was born in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, in 1975. Over the years, he has worked as a writer, musician, event organiser, and activist. He was one of the co-founders of Seksualiti Merdeka, a sexuality and gender rights fest in Kuala Lumpur, which ran from 2008 to 2011, when it was infamously shut down by the Malaysian government. He also co-edited, with Pang Khee Teik, “Body 2 Body”, the first anthology of queer Malaysian writing, published in 2009. He also co-organised “KL Sing Song”, an annual concert series featuring Malaysian singer songwriter, from 2005 to 2010. In 2012, he founded Rainbow Rojak, an independent monthly queer dance party in Kuala Lumpur, which is still active.

Jerome is one of five artists showing at Repel Revel: Queer Show 2019 happening from 15 Aug — 28 Sep 2019.

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